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which is going to be a panel of 15 unelected bureaucratic to be making the decisions where healthcare will be paid for. that is on back of providers that doesn't help seniors to get access or quality care. >> shannon: congressman, as a former insurance commissioner you probably understand the issue better than most. what about medicare, medicaid, social security. should they be on the table? >> first, social security is not an imminent problem at all. in six or seven years there will be a problem but right now social security is not connected to the deficit. a separate program, funded separately in the own trust fund. that needs to be dealt with separately. with regard to medicare and medicaid, those programs are floating on the overall inflation rate in healthcare. what we need to do, this is a major part of the affordable healthcare act was to bend the cost curve to bridge down the inflation rate in healthcare. in fact, in the last two year years, the inflation rate in medicare has been remarkably low. much to the surprise of everybody. some in the two or 3% range. that is incredibl
the cost of healthcare. if we can bring down the cost of healthcare, we can save the economy money. >> would you be willing to see the medicare enrollment age raised? >> all that does is shift the cost to other people. we've got to bring down the cost of healthcare. our economy pay as to much for the healthcare dollars. we've got to get better results. >> is there anything else you can specifically put on the table? i got to press you on this that would hurt you the way raising rates would hurt the public? >> i understand we started with spending cuts. this is part of the debt ceiling debate. we got a trillion dollars discretionary budget cuts that's in the bank. now we're talking about needing a revenue component. yes, we need to bring down the cost of healthcare and we've got to save money in our military. we're bringing our troops home. that's where we can get some savings. we can come up with enough savings to avoid the fiscal cliff now between the revenues and savings. >> the house has left town a few days and say look, there's nothing to do because there's no deal on the tabl
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all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. it's amazing what soup can do heard of mcafee antivirus software. well, the founder of that company, john mcafee, went into hiding last month. he lives in the central american country of belize and the police there want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. bob orr tells us how mcafee was found. >> reporter: john mcafee had been on the run for three weeks trying to evade police in belize. >> how many people at the checkpoint? >> reporter: the high tech entrepreneur, who made a fortune selling computer security software invited reporters from vice.com to join him on the lam. the online magazine was interested in documenting mcafee's edgy life-style in which in recent years has revolved around dr
. there is no doubt we have to bring down medicare health-care cost growth. the difference is that we believe we should expand on the kind of reforms that we made in the affordable care act, where we achieved billion about $716 billion in savings, not simply by across the board provider cuts, but by changing the incentive structure, the way we pay providers so we focus on the value of care, not the volume of care. i think it is ironic that we have gone in the last four weeks from many of our republican colleagues criticizing the president for having done too much in savings on medicare, $716 billion -- their presidential candidate proposed putting that money back in, in other words adding $716 billion back into the cost of medicare, to complaining the president does not want to do enough. >> who was that presidential candidate? anyone remember? >> i do not want to relitigate the campaign, but it is an important point, i think, which is he proposed that we put the $716 billion net cost back into medicare, which would have shorten the life of the trust fund by eight years. now, the president's bud
spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> one of the oldest old boy clubs in the halls of congress is now under a woman's rule. when new york representative nita was picked as the ranking member of the house appropriations committee yesterday, it was like watching conde rice swing a club at augusta. joining me is the woman behind the [ through, congresswoman nita lowey. good morning. >> it was an honor to be elected by my colleagues as the top democrat on the appropriations committee. >> this is a huge deal. it goes without saying. you've been in congress 25 years. things have changed a bit, haven't they, congresswoman? >> they sure have. when i came here in 1988, there were 29 women in the house. now there are 81. we have a speaker, who is now a leader who will be speaker again who is
system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. [ man thinking ] oh, this gas. those antacids aren't working. oh no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. >>> let's have the people's house break this ridiculous stalemate. let families across the nation go into the holiday season with certainty. everyone here agrees taxes should not go up on middle class families. democrats and republicans can come together to make that happen. >> that's minnesota democratic congre congressman tim walls on the floor moving to force a vote the president has been pushing for, one that would preverve tax rates for everyone making less than $250,000 a year. now tennessee republican marcia blackburn. let me start with you. expla
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and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -- and there's so much more to see. so we found a plan that can travel with us. anywhere in the country. [ male announcer ] join the millions of people who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over
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of president obama's healthcare reform. we'll look at what this means as washington begins to put the law into effect. time is running out for a girl whose mother took her out of this arizona hospital. the latest on the search for this 11-year-old girl, this 11-year-old leukemia patient who is urgently in need of medical care. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. d bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. jon: just into the fox newsroom, take a look at this. bam, and there goes part of a 54--year-old bridge that spans the missouri river in the st. louis area it's called the blanchett bridge. that is i70 that crosses the river, one of the major east east-west spans. it's gone now. traffic on i70 had to be divert
obama has an idea of national healthcare. it may be a compelling idea. his dream of healthcare is not my dream. president obama is not using a force of government to coerce the power of federal government to compel not just me and you but every single american in this country to fund his dream. it is not the purpose of the american government. >> maybe what i can tell you is this, if somehow you decide business is no longer profitable you decide to sell the company would you make a promise on the show i want to you run for congress. you make more sense than a lot of the folks making the decisions. i hope people will pay attention to you in business. >> i will that if you make me a promise. the role of government in america is split between federal and state and local for that matter. with congress failing, record low approval with our senate failing at record low approval with the president not representing about 50 percent of the country with the supreme court failing it's primary duties to uphold the constitution it is time for our governors to step into their rightful role and defend
of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. well, if itmr. margin?margin. don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. >>> 16 minutes past the hour. need a reason for a flu shot? how about this? cdc says this year's flu season is off to an early start for the first time in near ly a decade. parts of the south reporting unusually high case numbers. but there's a silver lining. doctors say this year's flu shot is an excellent match to the strain. >>> hillary clinton for new york city mayor. that's what outgoing mayor michael bloomberg wants. according to the "new york times," bloomberg reach e
, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now and request this free decision guide to help you better understand medicare... and which aarp medicare supplement plan might be best for you. there's a wide range to choose from. we love to travel -- and there's so much more to see. so we found a plan that can travel with us. anywhere in the country. [ male announcer ] join the millions of people who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. remember, all medicare supplement insurance plans
and life threatening. ask your healthcare provider about alcohol use, operating machinery, or driving. other possible side effects include injection site reactions. tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions. get medical help right away if you experience serious allergic reactions, such as body rash, trouble with breathing, fast heartbeat, or sweating. with flexpen®... say good night to vial and syringe. ask your doctor about levemir® flexpen. covered by 90% of insurance plans, including medicare. find your co-pay at myflexpen.com. music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> i know some people want me to bypass congress and change the
the job engine in the economy, how dc healthcare policy factoring into that pushed mark -- how do you see healthcare policy factoring into that question mark -- into that? >> we have seen dramatic declines in small companies that offer health insurance to employees. that means that small companies are dropping coverage. what we have seen is companies sort of organizing themselves around the idea of an track in employees who do not recover -- of attracting employees who do not need coverage. there is a -- you are looking for a particular kind of person. you are looking for a part-time person. in that sense, it is a problem. if you go forward with health insurance changes over the next two or three years, it is not clear how that will shake out. there is a chain of what employers have to do with 15 employees -- 15 employees and more. in terms of the labor market distortion, they should remove the situation. ideally, everyone would have coverage and they're not going have to cater their hiring practices around the. on the other hand, it is a real cliff effect for many companies. the companie
't they start by getting rid of congress's healthcare, retirement and social security then let's see where we're at. >> bill: a little taste of their own medicine. great response yesterday from many of you. thousands of you to speaker boehner's office telling him to resign. as we started yesterday morning here on the "full court press." len calling from north bend, oregon. hey, len, good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. >> bill: hi. >> caller: with all of this talk of cutting entitlements, it has been going on for quite awhile. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: i haven't heard a single politician on either side of the aisle talk about raiding the cap on -- raising the cap on what a tax pater pays to fica. it is $110,000 i believe right now. if it were doubled, that would make social security completely solvent. it where be -- >> bill: forever. >> and how come -- what am i listening to here? >> bill: i think -- here what it is, len. you're right by the way. that's the quickest way the fairest way the easiest way and the
was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> ahe
. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >> greta: a store worker turns the tables on an armed robber. devin mcclain and his manager were getting ready to close a virginia auto zone shop when a gunman burst in. while the suspect forced the manager to open the safe, mcclain sneaked out and grabbed a gun from his truck. then he went back into the store, scared off the robber with his gun, and saved his boss's life. sounds like a good thing, r
by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> today forbes released the list of the 71 most powerful people in the world. it's compiled by evaluating four main factors, how many people you have power over, financial resources under your control, having influence in more than one area, and how actively you wield said power and influence. i just missed the cut. i was like 72. next year will probably be it. holding the number one spot is president barack obama. he's followed in the top five by angela merkel, russian putin, bill gates and pope benedict xvi or at pontfx on twitter. there's an interest
was in an accident... turn to us. i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ >>> mixed day on wall street as we head toward the close. let's head to bertha coombs for a market flash. >> groupon certainly not a bargain today but stocks surging over 20% just today alone. traders have been saying there's more speculation about a potential sale of the company. lots of different things going on in chat rooms. a lot of the volume today -- twice the daily volume. take a look at the week. pretty good week, certainly compared to apple, which is down nearly 10%. groupon up 13% for the week. back to you. >> thank you, ma'am. >>> john boehner said this morning it was a week that was wasted in the fiscal cliff discussions, but the market sure isn't tradi
with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudd
with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. something so geeky that i'm pushing the limits that even the "the rachel maddow show" staff of geeks will tolerate, the producers here get me to do it in two minutes or less. tonight's challenge comes in something i mentioned earlier. the medicare eligibility age. sexy topic, right? try to control yourself, rachel maddow's audience. despite the fact it's unpopular, republicans really want to make cuts in medicare and specifically they want to raise the eligibility age by two years, from 65 to 67. that's also super unpopular. but the white house is open to it. they are open to it in 2011 in the boehner/obama talks. they are open to it now. what's weird about this policy is it's always presented as the height of fiscal responsibility, even though it's kind of fiscally irresponsible, which brings us to the challenge. why raising the age does not save you very much money and is probably a bad policy idea in under two minutes. do we have the clock? let's do it. the argument for cutting 65
. it's your capital rundown for the week of december 10, 2012. starting off on monday, healthcare reform again takes center stage on capitol hill, with a briefing on how increasing the number of consumer-directed healthcare plans could reduce costs by an estimated $57 billion. the one-hour briefing begins at 2:00 p.m. in the rayburn house office building. >> tuesday, december 11, the dc city council continues to look at how the cab industry in the nation's capital is being run. the council will open hearings to how its taxi cab service improvement act is being handled. that's at 11:00 a.m. in the wilson building. >> wes, december 12, the house oversite and government reform committee will examine human growth hormones used in pro football. the hearing entitled hgh testing in the nfl is science ready. hall of famer dick butkus and the chief of the u.s. antidoping agency will testify at 10:00 a.m. in the rayburn house office building. >> on thursday, december 13th, the financial services committee holds a hearing on a portion of the dodd frank act. the hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. i
for the week of december 10th, 2012. starting off monday healthcare reform again takes center stage on capitol hill with a briefing on how increasing the number of consumer directed healthcare plans could reduce costs by an estimated $57 billion. the one hour briefing begins at 2 p.m. in the rayburn house office building. tuesday, december 11th the d.c. city council continues to look at how the cab industry in the nation's capital is being run. the council will open hearings into how its taxicab service improvement act is implemented. that's at 11 a.m. in the wilson building. wednesday, december 12th, the house oversight and government reform committee will examine human growth hormones used in pro football at a hearing entitled hgh testing in the nfl is science ready? hall of famer dick butkus and chief of the u.s. anti-doping agency will testify at 10 a.m. in the rayburn house office building. on thursday, december 13th, the house financial services committee holds a hearing on a portion of the dodd frank wall street reform act that requires banks to separate investment banging from their co
a couple of numbers he is saying out of the report healthcare at added 20,000 new jobs lat month. 8.3,000 hospitals, 4.7,000 in out-patient and 4 and a half thousand in nursing facilities. also, auto manufacturing jobs are up 10,000 jobs. >> that's good news. >> big news. we will dig those numbers up. >> the bail-out worked, you know, help for the auto industry really worked. >> no doubt about that. no doubt about that. the other thing that's working is obama care. these numbers areon healthcare, you know, labor secretary hilda solis. i hope she will be in monday. she has been generous about coming in almost every month on the month after the jobs report comes out. good news or bad news she is here to tell us what it means. one of the things we discussed with her is the real growth sector in this country today in terms of jobs is the health industry, healthcare industry because obamacare. more people getting health insurance means more demand on clinics, more demands for physician assistants and nurse practitioners and health providers across the bo
insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help pay some of the difference. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral to see a specialist. so don't wait. call now to request a free decision guide to help you understand medicare. and which aarp medicare supplement plan might work best for you. there's a range to choose from, depending on your needs and your budget. and they all travel with you -- anywhere in the country. best of all, you'll be joining the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. ♪ remember, all medicare supplement insurance plans help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. you'll be able to choose any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. and you never need
care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get where i'm from. and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never missed a beat. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announ
clinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. accepts united healthcare benefit plans. find a clinic near you at minuteclinic.com. >> you're watching wbal 11 news at 5:00 p.m. your forecast with chief meteorologist with tom tasselmyer. wbal 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> new at 5:30 high margin vocabulary for a group of elementary and middle school students. this is just out, it shows vocabulary scores are on the rise in maryland. >> this is not a separate test but it seems to prove that students are getting a better handle on word meanings. we're live in the studio with the details. >> i think this does prove that students are reading more and understanding words and their meanings. in maryland, it is all about what is taken place in the classroom. >> when something is massive it is large and heavy. >> words are key for students at this elementary school. it also the case where there are improving scores across the state. it shows that fourth grade scores are up by three points. those numbers are higher than the national average. same thing for maryland eighth graders. they are ranke
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recovery. 40% of the long-term growth in federal health programs is due to rising health-care costs, generally. 40%. 60% is due to americans aging. in fact, each and every day, and 10,000 americans turn 65. every day. 10,000 americans enter medicare. as chairman of the finance committee, i can influence a lot of policies, but i cannot keep folks from getting older. we need to focus on what we can influence, and that is over all health care cost. shifting cost to seniors is not the solution. we cannot break the promise of medicare and social security. that is a bedrock. we cannot break that promise. i was proud to how crafty affordable care act and we took major steps to slow the growth of health-care spending and strengthen medicare and medicaid, but there is still more to do. we need to focus on facts. if you turn on any television during the campaign season you saw attack ads claiming billions of cuts to medicare, putting seniors at risk. nothing could be further from the truth. there were zero cuts to medicare beneficiaries in the affordable care act. these ads are the types of m
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and medicaid and health-care spending, we start on medicare in making sure that we are committed to medicare. it is a promise we have made to seniors, current and future, even 54-year-old's and 44-year- old's and 34-year-old's. it is something we start with that promise to keep it universal and to keep benefits. once we decide that we will not ship cost to individuals, we have to focus on containing the rate of growth and costs in health care. medicare is a great way to do that. it affects the entire system for from private companies and individuals. we are trying to do that. implementing the aca is important in terms of delivery reforms. it pays doctors differently. it rewards quality. we should do that sooner than later. save those dollars sooner. in those discussions, are there other ways that we can see revenues come in from within the health-care system? that is on the table. i am not keen on increasing the age on medicare. we have gone through a really big debate about finding a way to have all americans have health insurance. that is taking a group of americans and figure out how they
. this bill allows us to have the resources we need to get more uninsured americans into the health-care system. it reduces costs and will make as a stronger nation. >> peter shumlin is joining us from vermont. thank you very much for being with us. >> thanks so much for having me. >> why did he decide to take this job? >> it is a fascinating question. they're going to start this cycle $30 million a behind were the republican governors association is. they have opportunities across the upper midwest and states like florida and on the west coast. the governor of arizona is not so convinced she% limited. she think she can run. sheikh -- she is a term limited. she thinks she can run. even some states in the south and along the atlantic coast. there are tons of opportunities for democrats. they are $30 million were the republicans governors association is. >> a lot of democratic senators are up for reelection. the pool of money will be pushed also for these governors races and more democratic than republican seat in the senate. >> there arare far more democrat of for reelection in 2014 and d
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